The Day After

Well, the unofficial results are up, and it looks as if Bracksketblogs is your highest-scoring bracket prediction site for 2019 (pending last-minute error checking, I suppose).

To give you an idea of how difficult it is to predict what the committee will do, here’s a list of everything I got wrong:

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See you all next year!

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The Day After

Final Seeding Predictions

1 Seed:  Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina

2 Seed:  Tennessee, Michigan State, Kentucky, Michigan

3 Seed:  Houston, Florida State, Texas Tech, Purdue

4 Seed:  LSU, Kansas, Kansas State, Wisconsin

5 Seed:  AuburnVirginia Tech, BuffaloVillanova

6 Seed:  Iowa State, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Marquette

7 Seed:  Wofford, Nevada, Maryland, Louisville

8 Seed:  Utah State, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Mississippi

9 Seed:  VCU, Washington, Iowa, Baylor

10 Seed:  Minnesota, Central Florida, Oklahoma, Florida

11 Seed:  Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, {Temple – Ohio State}, {TCU – St. John’s}

12 Seed:  New Mexico State, Murray State, OregonLiberty

13 Seed:  UC-Irvine, Vermont, Northeastern, Yale

14 Seed:  Old Dominion, Saint Louis, Northern Kentucky, Georgia State

15 Seed:  MontanaColgate, BradleyAbilene Christian

16 Seed:  Gardner-Webb, Prairie View, {North Dakota State –  North Carolina Central}, {Iona – Fairleigh Dickinson}

Last 4 In:  Temple, Ohio State, TCU, St. John’s

First 4 Out:  North Carolina State, Belmont, Indiana, UNC-Greensboro

Others considered (in order):  Clemson, Texas, Alabama, Creighton, Furman, Lipscomb, Georgetown

In:  Saint Louis

Out: St. Bonaventure

Movement:

UP 1:  Michigan

DOWN 1:  Houston

Final Seeding Predictions

March 17 (11 AM EDT) Seeding Predictions

1 Seed:  Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina

2 Seed:  Tennessee, Michigan State, Kentucky, Houston

3 Seed:  Michigan, Florida State, Texas Tech, Purdue

4 Seed:  LSU, Kansas, Kansas State, Wisconsin

5 Seed:  Buffalo, Virginia TechAuburn, Villanova

6 Seed:  Iowa State, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Marquette

7 Seed:  Wofford, Nevada, Maryland, Louisville

8 Seed:  Utah State, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Mississippi

9 Seed:  VCU, Washington, Iowa, Baylor

10 Seed:  Minnesota, Central Florida, Oklahoma, Florida

11 Seed:  Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, {Temple – St. John’s}, {Ohio State – TCU}

12 Seed:  New Mexico State, Murray State, OregonLiberty

13 Seed:  UC-Irvine, Vermont, Northeastern, Yale

14 Seed:  Old Dominion, Northern Kentucky, Georgia State, St. Bonaventure

15 Seed:  MontanaColgateAbilene Christian, Bradley

16 Seed:  Gardner-Webb, Prairie View, {North Dakota State –  North Carolina Central}, {Iona – Fairleigh Dickinson}

Last 4 In:  Temple, Ohio State, TCU, St. John’s

First 4 Out:  North Carolina State, Belmont, Indiana, UNC-Greensboro

Others considered (in order):  Clemson, Texas, Alabama, Creighton, Furman, Lipscomb, Georgetown

Teams in Italics have completed their conference tournaments and are not currently in the field of 68

In:  Oregon

Out: North Carolina State

Movement:

UP 1:  Mississippi, St. John’s

DOWN 1:  Washington

DOWN 2:  Nevada

March 17 (11 AM EDT) Seeding Predictions

March 16 (9 PM EDT) Seeding Predictions

1 Seed:  Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, North Carolina

2 Seed:  Michigan State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Houston

3 Seed:  Florida State, Michigan, Texas Tech, Purdue

4 Seed:  LSU, Kansas, Kansas State, Wisconsin

5 Seed:  Virginia TechBuffalo, Auburn, Villanova

6 Seed:  Iowa State, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Marquette

7 Seed:  Wofford, Nevada, Maryland, Louisville

8 Seed:  Utah State, Washington, Syracuse, Seton Hall

9 Seed:  Mississippi, VCU, Iowa, Baylor

10 Seed:  Minnesota, Central Florida, Oklahoma, Florida

11 Seed:  Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, Temple, {Ohio State – TCU}

12 Seed:  {St. John’s – North Carolina State}, Murray State, New Mexico State, Liberty

13 Seed:  Northeastern, UC-Irvine, Vermont, Yale

14 Seed:  Old Dominion, Northern Kentucky, St. Bonaventure, Georgia State

15 Seed:  Montana, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Bradley

16 Seed:  Gardner-Webb, North Dakota State, {Prairie View –  North Carolina Central}, {Iona – Fairleigh Dickinson}

Last 4 In:  Ohio State, TCU, St. John’s, North Carolina State

First 4 Out:  Belmont, Clemson, Indiana, UNC-Greensboro

Others considered (in order):  Texas, Alabama, Furman, Lipscomb, Oregon, Creighton, Georgetown

Teams in Italics have completed their conference tournaments and are not currently in the field of 68

In:  St. Bonaventure, North Carolina Central

Out: Davidson, Norfolk State

Movement:

UP 1:  Purdue, Kansas State, Villanova, Iowa State, Marquette, Utah State, Ohio State, TCU, Yale

DOWN 1:  Kansas, Virginia Tech, Wofford, Mississippi, VCU, St. John’s, North Carolina State

DOWN 2:  Nevada

March 16 (9 PM EDT) Seeding Predictions

March 16 (11 AM EDT) Seeding Predictions

1 Seed:  Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, North Carolina

2 Seed:  Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan State, Houston

3 Seed:  Florida State, Michigan, Texas Tech, Kansas

4 Seed:  Purdue, LSU, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech

5 Seed:  Buffalo, Auburn, Kansas State, Nevada

6 Seed:  Villanova, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Wofford

7 Seed:  Marquette, Iowa State, Maryland, Louisville

8 Seed:  Washington, Syracuse, Mississippi, VCU

9 Seed:  Iowa, Utah State, Baylor, Seton Hall

10 Seed:  Minnesota, Central Florida, Oklahoma, Florida

11 Seed:  Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, Temple, {St. John’s – North Carolina State}

12 Seed:  {Ohio State – TCU}, Murray State, New Mexico State, Liberty

13 Seed:  Davidson, Northeastern, UC-Irvine, Vermont

14 Seed:  Yale, Old Dominion, Northern Kentucky, Georgia State

15 Seed:  Montana, Colgate, Abilene Christian, Bradley

16 Seed:  Gardner-Webb, Iona, {Prairie View –  Norfolk State}, {Fairleigh Dickinson – North Dakota State}

Last 4 In:  St. John’s, North Carolina State, Ohio State, TCU

First 4 Out:  Clemson, Belmont, Indiana, Texas

Others considered (in order):  Alabama, UNC-Greensboro, Furman, Lipscomb, Oregon, Memphis, Creighton, Georgetown, Colorado

Teams in Italics have completed their conference tournaments and are not currently in the field of 68

In:  Davidson, Abilene Christian

Out: Clemson, Sam Houston St.

Movement:

UP 1:  Duke, Houston, Kansas, Wofford, Utah State, Seton Hall, Florida, North Carolina State, Liberty

DOWN 1:  Kentucky, Michigan, LSU, Marquette, Central Florida, Oklahoma, Temple, Gardner-Webb

March 16 (11 AM EDT) Seeding Predictions

March 15 Seeding Predictions

1 Seed:  Virginia, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Kentucky

2 Seed:  Duke, Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan

3 Seed:  Houston, LSU, Florida State, Texas Tech

4 Seed:  Purdue, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin

5 Seed:  Buffalo, Kansas State, Nevada, Auburn

6 Seed:  Mississippi State, Villanova, Cincinnati, Marquette

7 Seed:  Wofford, Maryland, Louisville, Iowa State

8 Seed:  VCU, Mississippi, Washington, Syracuse

9 Seed:  Central Florida, Iowa, Baylor, Oklahoma

10 Seed:  Utah State, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Temple

11 Seed:  Arizona State, Saint Mary’s, Florida, St. John’s

12 Seed:  {North Carolina State – TCU}, {Ohio State – Clemson}, Murray State, New Mexico State

13 Seed:  Liberty, Northeastern, UC-Irvine, Vermont

14 Seed:  Yale, Old Dominion, Northern Kentucky, Georgia State

15 Seed:  Colgate, Montana, Gardner-Webb, Bradley

16 Seed:  Sam Houston State, Iona, {Fairleigh Dickinson –  Norfolk State}, {Prairie View – North Dakota State}

Last 4 In:  North Carolina State, Ohio State, TCU, Clemson

First 4 Out:  Alabama, Belmont, UNC-Greensboro, Indiana

Others considered (in order):  Texas, Creighton, Furman, Davidson, Lipscomb, Georgetown, Memphis, Colorado, Oregon, Xavier, Dayton, Hofstra, Fresno State, South Carolina

Teams in Italics have completed their conference tournaments and are not currently in the field of 68

In:  Montana

Out: Northern Colorado

Movement:

UP 1:  Marquette, Iowa State, Florida

DOWN 1:  Maryland, Mississippi, TCU

March 15 Seeding Predictions